Featured Release This Week From King Tuff + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

May 21, 2018

Kyle Thomas performs and records using the far more expressive nom de plume King Tuff, and of course that's also the name of his band.  The music of King Tuff is almost always described as "garage rock", and while that's not an inaccurate classification, the growth toward a more sophisticated indie rock and power pop sound is apparent four albums in.  The new record, The Other, was totally written and produced by Thomas.  He also played all of the instruments (including guitars, various synths/keyboards, and autoharp), except drums (played mainly be Ty Segall) and a couple of sax parts (played by Mikal Cronin).  In the rock timeline, The Other is reminiscent of circa 1973- and that's good. 

Here are the Top 30 new releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending May 20, 2018:

1    Dr. Dog- Critical Equation

2    Beach House- 7

3    Lake Street Dive- Free Yourself Up

4    Okkervil River- In The Rainbow Rain

5    Arctic Monkeys- Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

6    Shakey Graves- Can't Wake Up

7    King Tuff- The Other

8    Speedy Ortiz- Twerp Verse

9    Brazilian Girls- Let's Make Love

10   Belly- Dove

11   Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Sex & Food

12   Hop Along- Bark Your Head Off, Dog

13   Frankie Cosmos- Vessel

14   Cut Worms- Hollow Ground

15   Rainbow Kitten Surprise- How to:  Friend, Love, Freefall

16   Erika Wennerstrom- Sweet Unknown

17   Maps And Atlases- Lightlessness Is Nothing New

18   Superorganism- Superorganism

19   Wye Oak- The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

20   The Voidz- Virtue

21   The Decemberists- I'll Be Your Girl

22   Neil Young + Promise Of The Real- Paradox (Original Soundtrack)

23   Of Montreal- White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood

24   Forth Wanderers- Forth Wanderers

25   The Nightowls- We Are Nightowls

26   Damien Jurado- The Horizon Just Laughed

27   Horse Feathers- Appreciation

28   Lord Huron- Vide Noir

29   Eels- The Deconstruction

30   Yo la Tengo- There's A Riot Going On